Telling the Truth – Video Link and Resource List

This list of resources include books, videos, articles, and other media sources that were curated to coincide with the Telling the Truth: Constructive Ways to Teach about Race and Our Racial History” panel discussion sponsored by the UU Church of Urbana-Champaign on November 17, 2021. You can view the recording of the panel discussion by clicking this link.

The list below is by no means intended to be a complete list of resources on the topic or race, racism, or racial history.  It is a starting place.  We recognize and acknowledge that everyone is at different spots on their racial healing journey, and we want to provide opportunities and options to meet people where they are. 

If you have any questions or would to discuss these topics further, please feel free to email me at  – Don Owen, Lead for Equity and Engagement LLC. 


Acho, E. (2020). Uncomfortable conversations with a Black man. New York, New York: Flatiron Books.

DiAngelo, R. (2018). White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Grann, D. (2018). Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. New York, NY:  Vintage.

Grant, A. (2021).  Think Again: The power of knowing what you don’t know.  New York, NY: Viking.

Griffin, J. H. (1962).  Black like me. New York, New York: Penguin

Ignatiev, N. (1995).  How the Irish became white. Oxfordshire, England, UK: Routledge Press.

Joseph, F. (2020). The Black Friend: On being a better white person. New York, New York: Penguin Random House

Kendi, D. I. X. (2020). Antiracist baby picture book. New York, NY: Kokila.

Kendi, D. I. X. (2016). Stamped from the beginning. Avalon Publishing Group.

Loewen, J. W. (2018). Lies my teacher told me: Everything your American history textbook got wrong. New York, NY: New Press.

Lowen, J. W. (2006).  Sundown Towns: The hidden history of American racism. New York, New York: Touchstone Publishing

Noah, T. (2016).  Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Audible Solutions.

Oluo, I. (2018). So you want to talk about race. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.

Singleton, Glenn. (2014).  Courageous Conversations about Race. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press

Wilkerson, Isabela. (2020). Caste: The origins of our discontent. New York, NY: Random House.

Winters, Mary-Frances. (2020).  Black Fatigue: How racism erodes the mind, body, and spirit.  New York, NY: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Winters, Mary-Frances. (2017). We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics: a Guide for Bold, Inclusive Conversations. New York, NY: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.


DiAngelo, Robin.  “No, I Won’t Stop Saying ‘White Supremacy.’” (Published June 13, 2017);

Tejeda, Andrew. “Representation Without Transformation: Can Hollywood Stop Changing Cartoon Characters of Color?”  (Published July 24, 2020;


“#RaceAnd… [Videos]”  RaceForward:

“Independent Lens” PBS home for independent documentary films:

“Jubilee – Middle Ground” YouTube Channel:

“Media Bias Chart”  ad fontes media:

“Talking about Race”  National Museum of African American History and Culture:

“Under Our Skin” Seattle Times Project:

“What is Systemic Racism? [Videos] RaceForward:


“Code Switch” National Public Radio:

“Everyday Conversations about Race for Everyday People” Race Convo:

“Nice White Parents” New York Times:

“Renegades: Born in the USA” Higher Ground:


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